Kobi Assaf
Born in 1982, Israel
Lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel

Kobi Assaf brings the cultural spirit of the 19th century to the 21st. His paintings are drenched in a non-Israeli brown mist, illuminated with a dim twilight, to create the look of paintings made before the era of electricity. The imprint of Romanticism is in his paintings, with its yearning for distant realms, like the European Romantics, yet they also contain sober self-aware modernism.

To achieve this goal, Assaf shatters the philosophical harmony of thought, leaving sections of his paintings bare and unfinished. He depends on his sharp painterly power and scatters hints that suffice to construct a world that is “similar” but restless.

Assaf ‘s work fundamentally differs from the conventions of Classism and Romanticism that strived to achieve a sensation of peacefulness, as he rises to the threshold of consciousness a demonic, seductive and dark universe.


Born 1982, Israel
Lives and work in Tel-Aviv, Israel


2009 BFA Fine Art Department Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, (Graduated with Honors)


2014 Else-Where, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel -Aviv
2012 Guest House, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel-Aviv


2016 40,30,20, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2015 Studios, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2015 Concrete Fantasy, Zemack Contemporary Art. Tel Aviv
2013 Dual Exhibition with Ido Markus, Feinberg Projects, Tel-Aviv
2012 Group Show, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2012 Flat Land, 39 Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2012 Plenty, Minshar Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2010 Behind the Fantasy, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2010 Tiyul, Minshar Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2010 Survivor, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2009 Corridor, Pyramid Gallery, Haifa
2009 Search Engines, Dollinger Gallery, Tel- Aviv


2010 America Israel Cultural Foundation the Ted Arison Family Foundation
2009 Loren and Mitchell Perser Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2009 Shnaidinger Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2008 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, the Ted Arison Family Foundation
2002 The Hecht Foundation –excellence mark – Hecht Museum University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel


Amos Shoken Collection, Tel-Aviv
Serge Tiroche, ST-ART Collection, Tel Aviv
Private Collections: Israel and abroad.